Thursday, October 23, 2014

Taking some time to Play

I am taking some time today to join in a coupe of challenges I came across in blogland.  I have all these stamps that I am so.not.using, and I WANT TO!  So, I am.

Simon Says Blog is running their month challenge of showing what we made during  October using their images. I bought this set, Holiday Labels last year and I haven't even used it until today! ......sheesh.  I used the wanna sketch #21 for my layout.

DDWS21

I went on to play in the Butterfly Challenge #17 - emboss butterflies, and I used the Freshly Made Sketch #159.

 I used one of my favorite Hero Arts set, Antique Engravings, along with PTI's Think Big Favorites #24.
On both cards today, I used the Highlighted Embossing Technique that I found HERE.  I really like the way it pops the embossed image.

I had so much today!  Thanks to all you challenges out here in blogland.  So glad you are around :).


Thanks for stopping by~

12 comments:

Petra Swart said...

Both your cards are so striking, Vicki!! Love the bright green and the pinkish red on the first card!! The hexagons with the snowflakes are great and I like the stripy bg and the cute twine bow!! Lovely X-mas card!!!
And for the butterflies - now are those great or what!!!??? Stunning, Vicki!!!! You have really nailed that technique!!! Great colours, love the triangles as part of the bg and the black edge make your colours pop so nicely!!! That butterfly looks so real to life I think it is going to fly off you card any second!!! I do like that sentiment stamp, too - lovely!!!
Two great cards, Vicki!!!

Have a super day!!!

Lisa Arana said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the bit of black and white behind the beautifully colored Christmas image based on Wanna Sketch. LOVE how you were inspired. Thank you so much for playing along.

Linda Callahan said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the backgrounds!

Mrs A. said...

Your card is really striking. I love those vibrant colours and the butterflies are just gorgeous. That is a great technique too. Thankyou for fluttering by #17. Hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge).

cm said...

Oh my goodness, Vicki: these are show-stopping, knock-out cards! Isn't using NBUS fun? Your debut of your last year's set: fabulous! And those embossed butterflies...swoooning! They're gorgeous, elegant, stunning! As Mrs. A's *GD commenter*, THANK YOU for sharing this gem at the Emboss Your Butterfly Challenge! I'm off to scope out that technique you used...
~c

Bonnie said...

Love this beautiful butterfly card, Vicki! The Christmas card is pretty special too!

Kelly Latevola said...

Oh my God those butterflies! *swoon* I am in love!!

Karren said...

Stunning cards! The butterfly background is so cool and has so much interest! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Deepti said...

gorgeous inking :)

Kim S said...

What a truly amazing butterfly background! The butterflies stand out with the beautiful, rich colors, and I love the extra detail of the triangles. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Maura R said...

Both cards are great but I LOVE, LOVE the butterfly card. Your use of color is fabulous and I love the textures showing through.
beesmom on splitcoast

Julia said...

Such a gorgeous butterfly card! Congrats on being chosen by a member of the DT, too! Deserves it!!

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